When the demonic powers rule - and not only do not care about the destruction of civilization - but are pleased by it - then the tough truth is that most of the most-effective forms of Christian awakening and principled behaviour will make this mortal life harder - sooner that it otherwise would happen.
The official and explicit Establishment Plan is that - by 2030 - life for everyone on earth will become an exceptionally immoderate form of slavery; leading on to a giga-death scenario when most of the world's seven-billion-plus population will be eliminated by various means.
Ultimately, since this is a demonic strategy - the goal is to damn as many people as possible; and this generally takes the form of convincing people to reject Jesus Christ's offer of salvation and/or to embrace one of the various 'deals' offered by Satan.
That is The Plan; but in the short term They have designed the System of sticks and carrots such that it is nearly-always likely to be more expedient to comply with The Plan than it is to resist it in any way.
For instance; if any individual, group or institution stands against the global leftist programme - especially the Litmus Test issues of birdemic-peck, antiracism, climate change and sexual revolution - then they will be made to suffer. And if significant numbers of people stand against what The System wants; then The System will ensure that things-in-general will get worse - over the short term.
What this amounts to is that we can - for a while - delay suffering and death by conformity; and dissent will bring a swift punishment. There is also the possibility of having suffering delayed by active and enthusiastic service to evil.
But - whether we resist or comply, and whether we are slave-masters or slaves - in the end we will all be immiserated, punished and damned.
This is why belief in Heaven and following Jesus are so important - because if we believe-in and want only to optimize this mortal life, it is very difficult (and perhaps irrational) Not to comply with evil.
To dissent, resist, and adhere to Good in the coming days, weeks, months and (few) years - we need to look beyond our mortal state - look forward to something better.